Growing Wildfire near Waldo Lake Wilderness area restricted roads and campsites




Wildfire near Waldo Lake
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Due to a local wildfire that has burned over 3,500 acres. Several routes and campsites in and around the Waldo Lake Wilderness area are either restricted or closed.




Wildfire near Waldo Lake Wilderness results in restricted several routes and Campsites

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The fire was estimated to be 3,536 acres large and 0% controlled on Tuesday. 445 firefighters were battling the blaze.
The fire began on August 1, 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon, and has been spreading due to hot temperatures, dry grasses, and tree debris.
 


Crews and large machinery were constructing a fire line along Black Creek Road and Forest Road 2417 to the north of the fire area on Tuesday.
Wildfire near Waldo Lake
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Additionally, crews began clearing the sides of roadways west of the fire area. From Forest Road 19 to Highway 58, to build a shaded fuel break.
 
Although the entire Lake Wilderness area is blocked, there are no evacuation orders in effect.
 
Included, All campgrounds and trailheads west and north of Waldo Lake.



The entire Waldo Lake Wilderness area is blocked

Wildfire near Waldo Lake
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The PCT is still available, as are the campgrounds and trails on the east side of the lake.
Within 10 miles of the fire, there is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR).
Except for the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak Wilderness areas, there are fire prohibitions in force on the Willamette National Forest.



 
All areas are closed, except at approved campgrounds, all campfires, charcoal or briquette fires, and pellet fires.
Portable heaters, lamps, and cooking stoves that use bottled or liquefied fuel is still permitted as long as they have an on/off switch.
 
Only approved roads and trails, including those found in the OHV zones of Huckleberry Flats and Santiam Pass, are permitted for use by motorized vehicles.

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